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actually know who she is? madame nhu? oh, my. that's quite a lot. that's not your typical readers, i don't think, these days, but who knows. so, can you tell in few short sentences a framework who she is and why she is important in the vietnam history? >> sure. well, madame nhu was the first lady of south vietnam from 1954 to 1963. first lady on a bit of a technicality. her brother-in-law was the president. and diem was a very moral, very catholic, married to his country, really, so he never took a wife. so instead it was madame nhu was his younger brother's wife, and his younger brother did all the politicking diem couldn't or wouldn't do. all of this unsavory business of running a country with an iron fist. so everything from running the secret police, to recruiting youth and running the political party, and madame nhu was the fails of the regime, because she was beautiful, the hostess, smart, well-spoken, and so i think initially the media was charmed by her. she was so young. when she became first lady, she was 30 years old. >> but in some ways she -- i hate to put it this way -- her
nhu? oh, my. that's quite a lot. that's not your typical readers, i don't think, these days. but who knows? yes. so can you tell us in a few short sentences a framework of who she is and why she's important in the vietnam history? >> sure. well, madam nhu was the first lady of south vietnam from 1954 to 1963. and she was first lady on a bit of a technicality, her brother-in-law was the president, and dix -- diem was a very moral, very catholic, he was married to his country really. so he never took a wife. so instead it was, madam nhu was his younger brother's wife. and his younger brother did all of the old ticking that diem -- politicking that diem wouldn't or couldn't do, all the running the -- all of the running the country with an iron fist, recruiting youth, running the political party. and madam nhu was really the face of the regime because she was beautiful, he was the hostess, she was smart, she was well spoken. and so i think initially the media was charmed by her. she was so young too. when she became first lady, she was 0 years old -- 30 years old. >> yeah. but in some wa
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